$3 million donated to College of William and Mary


WILLIAMSBURG, Va. (AP) — The College of William and Mary has received a $3 million gift from the estate of one of its graduates.

The college announced the gift by the estate of Margaret Baxter Vaughan on Friday.

The school says $2.5 million are unrestricted funds. The other $500,000 has been given to the school's library.

During her time at William and Mary, Vaughan was a member of the sorority Kappa Alpha Theta and majored in philosophy and economics. Vaughan, who lived most of her life in Franklin, Va., died in 2010. She graduated in 1976.

To honor Vaughan's memory, the Swem Library has named its first floor study area after her. It features new massage chairs and an open classroom set-up. The area also hosts the library's popular book collection.

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